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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Vinton County''' <br><br>
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Guide to '''Vinton County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Vinton County Courthouse<br>100 E. Main St.<br>McArthur, Ohio 45651<br>[http://www.vintoncounty.com/ Vinton County Website]
 
| building address = Vinton County Courthouse<br>100 E. Main St.<br>McArthur, Ohio 45651<br>[http://www.vintoncounty.com/ Vinton County Website]
}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Vinton County'''
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| align="center" width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1850</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1850</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center></center><br>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center></center><br>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1850<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1850<br></center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1852<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1852<br></center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Vinton County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Vinton County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Vinton County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Vinton County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Vinton County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Athens County, Ohio|Athens]], [[Gallia County, Ohio|Gallia]], [[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]], [[Jackson County, Ohio|Jackson]], and [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] Counties in 1850.<br>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Athens County, Ohio Genealogy|Athens]], [[Gallia County, Ohio Genealogy|Gallia]], [[Hocking County, Ohio Genealogy|Hocking]], [[Jackson County, Ohio Genealogy|Jackson]], and [[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy|Ross]] Counties in 1850.<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''McArthur<br>&nbsp;  
 
*'''County Seat: '''McArthur<br>&nbsp;  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Vinton County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinton_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]] (north){{·}}[[Gallia County, Ohio|Gallia]] (south){{·}}[[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] (west){{·}} [[Jackson County, Ohio|Jackson]] (southwest){{·}}[[Meigs County, Ohio|Meigs]] (southeast){{·}}[[Athens County, Ohio|Athens]] (east)
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Hocking County, Ohio Genealogy|Hocking County]] {{}}
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[[Athens County, Ohio Genealogy|Athens County]] {{}}
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[[Meigs County, Ohio Genealogy|Meigs County]] {{}}
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[[Gallia County, Ohio Genealogy|Gallia County]] {{}}
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[[Jackson County, Ohio Genealogy|Jackson County]] {{}}
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[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy|Ross County]]
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<center>{{OHVinton County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
See an interactive map of Vinton County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss ====
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
==== Record Loss ====
 
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Locust Grove Cemetery
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/cemeteries-by-township.htm Vinton County, Ohio Cemeteries by Township]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/cemeteries-by-township.htm Vinton County, Ohio Cemeteries by Township]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/cemeteries-by-name.htm Vinton County, Ohio Cemeteries by Cemetery Name]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/cemeteries-by-name.htm Vinton County, Ohio Cemeteries by Cemetery Name]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/bowencm.htm Tombstone Records at Bowen Cemetery, Vinton County]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/bowencm.htm Tombstone Records at Bowen Cemetery, Vinton County]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/curry-cemetery.htm Curry Cemetery Gravestone Transcription]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/curry-cemetery.htm Curry Cemetery Gravestone Transcription]  
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky2/hunt4roots/HamiltonCemetery Hamilton Cemetery]  
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*[http://mattsonworks.net/strongsville.html Strongsville Cemetery]
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=79839 Elk Cemetery, McArthur] BillionGraves
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*[http://mattsonworks.net/St_Adelbert.html St. Adelbert's Cemetery]
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ky2/hunt4roots/OldMcArthurCemetery Old McArthur Cemetery]  
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*[http://mattsonworks.net/minerton.html St. Mary's Church and Cemetery]  
*[http://mattsonworks.net/strongsville.html Strongsville Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.graveaddiction.com/vintoncem.html Vinton County Cemeteries]  
*[http://mattsonworks.net/St_Adelbert.html St. Adelbert's Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/vinton/vintonco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project]  
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/OH/VI.html The Political Graveyard]  
 
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48347&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ohio Cemetery Records] $  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48347&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ohio Cemetery Records] $  
*[http://www.graveaddiction.com/vintoncem.html Vinton County Cemeteries]  
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*Many Cemetery Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|503059|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
*[http://mattsonworks.net/minerton.html St. Mary's Church and Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17558&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Vinton County Cemeteries]  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=82 Ohio Gravestone]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2121 Find A Grave]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/tombpics/vinton/vintonco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project]  
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*Many Cemetery Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|503059|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=37&GScnty=2121&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|503059|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2121 Findagrave.com]  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/vinton.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Vinton+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/vinton.htm USGW Tombstones]
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[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Ohio&county=Vinton#/ Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17558&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]  
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=82 Ohio Gravestones]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Ohio Cemeteries| Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census and Directories  ====
 
==== Census and Directories  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.vintoncounty.com/churches.htm Gateway to Vinton County, Churches]  
 
*[http://www.vintoncounty.com/churches.htm Gateway to Vinton County, Churches]  
 
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Ohio.asp?county=Vinton&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Vinton County]  
 
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Ohio.asp?county=Vinton&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Vinton County]  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39163.cfm Vinton County, Ohio Churches]
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39163.cfm Vinton County, Ohio Churches]
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'''Finding Church Records at Other Repositories'''
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Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Vinton County, Ohio Church Records in online catalogs like:
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=vinton+county+Ohio+church+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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{{OH History}}
  
 
===== Local Histories  =====
 
===== Local Histories  =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/cohist.htm Vinton County, Ohio History Sources]
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:*Ogan, Lew, ''History of Vinton County, Ohio: Wonderland of Ohio,'' (McArthur, Ohio: 1954). {{FHL|141168|item|disp=FHL book 977.1837 H2o}}
*''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/histcoll.htm Historical Collections of Ohio by Henry Howe]''  
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/nphist/a-history-of-new-plymouth A History of New Plymouth by Mrs. Merle Huggins and Flossie M. Monks]
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:*Family Heritage, ''Vinton County, Ohio: History and Families,'' (Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Pub. Co., 1996). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Q9tdRiWOOzoC Google Books] {{FHL|767848|item|disp=FHL book 977.1837 H2v}}
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AVinton+County+%28Ohio%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Vinton County, Ohio Biography] (WorldCat)
 
**Many History Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|367908|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp? Land Patent Search]  
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{{OH Land}}
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspxDefault.asp? Land Patent Search]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/vinton/vintonlandpatents.html Vinton County, Ohio Land Patents]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/vinton/vintonlandpatents.html Vinton County, Ohio Land Patents]  
 
*Many Land and Property Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|502990|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Land and Property Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|502990|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Vinton|502990}}
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Ohvinton.jpg|600px]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/twpmaps.htm 1875 Vinton County, Ohio Township Maps], shows property owners  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/twpmaps.htm 1875 Vinton County, Ohio Township Maps], shows property owners  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/1887vintonco.gif 1877 Vinton County Map]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/1887vintonco.gif 1877 Vinton County Map]  
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:- Civil War service men from Vinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Vinton County.
 
:- Civil War service men from Vinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Vinton County.
  
::- [[114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company A
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::- [[114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company A  
 
:- [http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/ Ohio in the Civil War]  
 
:- [http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/ Ohio in the Civil War]  
 
:- [http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/civilwar/main.aspx Civil War Collection] $  
 
:- [http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/civilwar/main.aspx Civil War Collection] $  
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*Many Military Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|638956|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Military Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|638956|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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{{OHnewspapers|Vinton}}
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br>
 
*[http://www.athensmessenger.com/ The Athens Messenger]  
 
*[http://www.athensmessenger.com/ The Athens Messenger]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/vinton/obits-index.html Vinton County Obituaries]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/vinton/obits-index.html Vinton County Obituaries]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075164/ Vinton County Republican (1850-1852)]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075164/ Vinton County Republican (1850-1852)]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85026113/ Vinton County Flag (1852-1853)]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85026113/ Vinton County Flag (1852-1853)]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075163/ M'arthur Democrat (1853-1865)]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075163/ M'arthur Democrat (1853-1865)]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038222/ The Vinton Record (1866-1891)]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038222/ The Vinton Record (1866-1891)]  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075170/ The Vinton Record and McArthur Courant (1891-1899)]  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075170/ The Vinton Record and McArthur Courant (1891-1899)]
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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*[http://www.vintoncounty.com/newspapers.htm Vinton County, Ohio Newspapers]
 
*[http://www.vintoncounty.com/newspapers.htm Vinton County, Ohio Newspapers]
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1786 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. 
 
*Many Probate Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|503047|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Probate Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|503047|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Vinton|503047}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Athens Ohio Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
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'''Finding Tax Records at Other Repositories'''
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Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Vinton County, Ohio Tax Records''''' in online catalogs like:
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=vinton+county+Ohio+tax+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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Online Birth Indexes and Records
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/bmdrecs.htm Vinton County Birth, Death and Marriage Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/bmdrecs.htm Vinton County Birth, Death and Marriage Records]
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Original Birth Records on Microfilm
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records
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*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images+
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*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
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*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/bmdrecs.htm Vinton County Birth, Death and Marriage Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/bmdrecs.htm Vinton County Birth, Death and Marriage Records]
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*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272 FamilySearch]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/bmdrecs.htm Vinton County Birth, Death and Marriage Records]
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]. Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272 FamilySearch]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/vinton-county/ Vinton County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Vinton-County.htm Vinton County OH Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/vinton.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohvinton/vinton.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Vinton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.vintoncounty.com/ Gateway to Vinton County]  
 
*[http://www.vintoncounty.com/ Gateway to Vinton County]  
*[http://www.myohiogenealogy.com/oh_county/vi.htm My Ohio Genealogy, Vinton County]
 
 
*[http://www.vintoncountytravel.com/the_past.htm Vinton County Convention &amp; Vistors' Bureau]  
 
*[http://www.vintoncountytravel.com/the_past.htm Vinton County Convention &amp; Vistors' Bureau]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/oh-local.htm#Vinton Cyndi's List, Vinton County]  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:48, 10 January 2017

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Guide to Vinton County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Vinton County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Vinton County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Vinton County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Vinton County Courthouse
100 E. Main St.
McArthur, Ohio 45651
Vinton County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1850
1867

1850
1852
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Neighboring Counties

Hocking County  • Athens County  • Meigs County  • Gallia County  • Jackson County  • Ross County


Vinton CountyJackson CountyGallia CountyMeigs CountyAthens CountyWashington CountyPerry CountyFairfield CountyPickaway CountyPike CountyWood CountyPleasants CountyRitchie CountyWirt CountyCalhoun CountyRoane CountyJackson CountyMason CountyScioto CountyRoss CountyHocking CountyMorgan CountyOHVinton.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGW Tombstones

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census and Directories

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.


Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Vinton County, Ohio Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

  • Vinton County Funeral Homes
  • Many Funeral Home Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

Local Histories
  • Ogan, Lew, History of Vinton County, Ohio: Wonderland of Ohio, (McArthur, Ohio: 1954). FHL book 977.1837 H2o

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:



Maps

Ohvinton.jpg

Military

  • Civil War
- Civil War service men from Vinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Vinton County.
- 114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company A
- Ohio in the Civil War
- Civil War Collection $
- Many Military (Civil War) Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

  • World War I
- American War Dead
- Vinton County, Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918
- World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 $
- U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 $
-Many Military (Word War I) Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, seetopic details.

  • World War II
- United States, World War II Draft Registraton Cards, 1942
- Vinton County, Ohio World War II Casualties Army and Air Force

  • Korean War
- Korean War Project

  • Vietnam War
- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • Many Military Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.


Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenship Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Newspapers

Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.

For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers. Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form


Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).


Online Probate Records

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Vinton County Courthouse
County Courthouse
McArthur, OH 45651-1296
Phone: 740.596.4571

Probate Judge has birth and death records 1867-1950,
marriage records from 1850 and probate records from 1867;
County Health Department has birth records from 1950;
Clerk Court has divorce and land records from 1850[2]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

Finding Tax Records at Other Repositories

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Vinton County, Ohio Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • Many Vital Records for Vinton County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details. Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vinton County, Ohio. Page 546 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.